Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...If the music thing doesn’t work out, the Atomic Duo should consider becoming a comedy act. At the Cactus Cafe Wednesday night there were several belly laughs in reaction to the stories and onstage antics of Mark Rubin and Silas Lowe..."
"...ATX6 today announced its new group of rising Austin musicians that will represent our fair city at North By Northeast (NXNE) and other international festivals this year. The six locals selected are Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer...."
"...For newer acolytes, the context of OTM can be very different. Silas Lowe is a recent transplant to Austin and a fervent OTM convert..."
"...One of AMP's voter registration booths will be set up at the White Horse, where on Saturday one of Houlihan's favorite local musicians, folksinger Silas Lowe, performs. A former member of the Atomic Duo who captured a moment this summer with his striking ode to Sen..."
"...› Senator Wendy Davis' epic filibuster last week to derail a proposal that would limit abortion rights was reminiscent of magician David Blaine's famous feats of endurance – except she has a cause. The Fort Worth politician's boldness inspired tributes from Austin musicians including the Bright Light Social Hour, which released an instrumental groove synced with recordings of pro-choice supporters chanting "Wendy! Wendy!" A parody of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" called, you guessed it, "Wendy Davis Eyes," written by Melody Simon and sung by Lance Keltner of Dumpster Kitten Productions, followed..."
"...The story behind Silas Lowe's second effort makes the listening even more interesting. Roy Michaels, Lowe's father, co-founded almost forgotten Sixties New York rock act Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, whose debut was produced by Jimi Hendrix..."
"...Broadsides rollicks clever and relevant, half workingman's blues and half down-home politics. On "Key Chain Blues" and "Company Man Is Not Our Friend," Bad Liver's founder Mark Rubin and Silas Lowe rage against downsizing and corporate servitude, while "New New Deal" and "Trickle Down" are angry letters to congressmen..."
"...The new spot that's managed to become cool in the eyes of Austin's beholders is the ABGB on West Oltorf. Under partners Amos Lowe, Brian Peters, Mark Jensen, and Curt and Jill Knobloch, the brewhouse and concert venue has become a popular destination for the latest iteration of urban cowboys, who flock to the venue as much for the music as for its expansive, laid-back atmosphere...."
"...Her first solo effort displays all those qualities as well as an ability to compose tunes and choose cover material with a sensibility fitting into the country music canon – simple, direct, and possessing a broad sense of humor. That latter dimension comes across with an appropriately hillbilly take on Silas Lowe's "I'm Moving to Manchaca." Meanwhile, her own songs like autobiographical Western swing "Visa Blues" and the downbeat title track show Johnson is comfortable composing in a breadth of forms..."
"...Silas Lowe, Jerry Hagins (3/30/07)..."
"...The bill of Austinites then played to a sold-out house. After the concert, Jesse Moore describes it as the “most attentive audience any of us have ever played to.”“Their confidence quadruples in the course of one year,” Brecht says of past ATX6 performers, which continued last year with Jonathan Terrell, Gina Chavez, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer..."
"...Behold the ATX6: crooner Brian Kremer, Reservations leader Jana Horn, folksinger Silas Lowe, Americana songstress Elsa Cross, Not in the Face frontman Jonathan Terrell, and spicy folk-pop singer Gina Chavez. Think of the group as international ambassadors of Austin music..."
"...A get-well-soon note is long overdue for Bad Livers extraordinaire Mark Rubin, who's recovering from shoulder surgery after severing a tendon in his rotator cuff while lifting his stand-up bass over a subway turnstile in New York City. Not even that could slow him down, since he was trailed recently by a German documentary crew as part of his expansive Other Europeans project (www.other-europeans-band.eu), which has alternatively influenced his local work with Silas Lowe as Fat Man & Little Boy..."